Posts tagged with "heron"
#1 The Good Side
#2 The Eyes Have It
#4 A Good Look
#5 Hiding in Plain Sight
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This can be contrasted to adults outside the breeding season. The shot below is of the same species, but this time in Australia (the Northern Territory).
One of the advantages of photographing white herons in New Zealand however, is we don't have to worry about crocodiles . The shot from Australia above was hindered somewhat by the presence of a 4m crocodile hidden 'somewhere' close by.
This whistling kite is chasing a heron, whose caught a fish. The kite is a superb acrobat and is following the heron very closely, trying to force the heron to drop it. The site for this shot was Bird Billabong near the Mary River in the NT of Australia. It's a bit of a hike to get to, so take lots of water and expect to sweat a lot.
During the actual shot sweat was dripping off my brow into my eyes, and the sting of sweat on the eyeball was a nasty distraction. It took a lot of concentration to keep the camera following the birds as they swooped over the water.
A common heron species in NZ. Photographed feeding in the golden hour before dusk.
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One of the common birds of prey is the whistling kite. This bird is a superb acrobat.
The shot below is from a sequence where the kite is chasing a heron- who has a fish in its mouth. The kite is trying to get the heron to drop the fish to steal it. This scene played out at Bird Billabong near the Mary River. The main challenge here was the 40 degree heat and sweat trickling into the eyes (and the damn flies sucking moisture from the mouth, nose, eyes and ears).
Anyway, for a brief second the two birds banked towards me and I got the shot.
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I almost put "go away" in quotes ;)
Thanks, sigh. I hope Opera gives her complaint all the consideration is deserves :) (And yes, I *wish* she'd go away)
Heads up. Looks like someone is going to try to report you to Opera. Why won't she just go away?
I hate jet lag
Happy New Year everyone :) All I can add is that it is very hot and there are lots of cicadas in 2013
Thanks MM- it hit just west of us. Better than last time when it only veered away at last minute. Number 2 spawn was a bit concerned as she was home alone.